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From Santander: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

From Santander: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

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The Lakes of Covadonga are a must-see when visiting the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Complete a perfect day with a visit to Cangas de Onís and the treasures of Santillana del Mar.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire panoramic views of glacially fed lakes in the Covadonga Mountains
  • Visit the tomb of Asturias' founder, King Pelayo, in Santa Cueva de Covadonga
  • Admire the Covadonga Basilica which was built with stone cut from the mountains
  • Hear the story of the Santina that disappeared during the Spanish Civil War
  • Discover Asturian specialties at restaurants and cideries in Cangas de Onís
Full description

Asturias is the region that has it all. Find out why they say that paradise is in Asturias on a full-day trip that takes you past its blue lakes, green hillsides, and stunning coastline. Marvel at the mountains of Covadonga and learn the secrets that they hold.

The tour starts from Santander and takes you past many Asturian and Cantabrian treasures. Learn about the history of this region as you drive into Covadonga Mountain National Park and up to Mirador de Entrelagos – the viewpoint between 2 lakes – where you'll take in Ercina and the Enol below.

After visiting the Lakes of Covadonga, venture down to the Royal Site of Covadonga, home to the Virgen of Covadonga. Popularly known as La Santina, this site has a majestic Basilica built from stones from the surrounding mountains.

The next stop is Cangas de Onís. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, this small town is home to a charming bridge with an incredible history. Learn all about this town from your guide and snap a picture of the famous victory cross.

The last stop of the day is Santillana del Mar. Wander through one of the most charming towns of Cantabria and marvel at its unique cultural heritage. After the visit, return to Santander by bus.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Ticket to Lagos de Covadonga
  • Roundtrip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Estación Marítima. Your guide will be wearing the Buendía Tours logo. Your guide will not wait for latecomers due to the strict schedule of the itinerary. To avoid delays, please make sure to arrive at the meeting point at 8:15 AM, which is 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a moderate amount of walking
  • The activity is offered in Spanish with explanations in English (bilingual)
  • If there are more than 6 participants, the tour will be offered with a guide in English
Customer reviews

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The day was good but be prepared for a lot of bus travel. Please be aware that if you are English speaking this tour was not a full translation. We were often spoken to briefly in English and shared a lot less information. Our guide tried her best and was lovely but something to be mindful about in the wording of the trip description for the future.

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